11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Drive
1
Selcuk
— 1 day
Drive
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly

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day
Selcuk

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Trajan's Fountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk road trip planner.

Izmir to Selcuk is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Izmir in June, you will find days in Selcuk are much warmer (37°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping

1
night
Pamukkale

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale day trip planning website.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Goreme travel planner.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Goreme sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

7
nights
Istanbul

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip planning site.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.